OTHER LOCAL, STATE, AND NATIONAL LINKS

 

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development 

HUD's mission is to increase homeownership, support community development and increase access to affordable housing free from discrimination. To fulfill this mission, HUD will embrace high standards of ethics, management and accountability and forge new partnerships particularly with faith-based and community organizations that leverage resources and improve HUD's ability to be effective on the community level.

 

Fair Housing Center of West Michigan

The Fair Housing Center of West Michigan is a private, non-profit organization established in 1980 to ensure equal housing opportunity as guaranteed under federal, state, and local fair housing laws.  That purpose is accomplished through the Center's continuing operation of programs directed at enforcement and education based on Title VIII of the 1968 Civil Rights Act (amended 1988), commonly referred to as the Fair Housing Act, which prohibits discrimination based upon race, color, religion, sex, national origin, handicap, and/or familial status, the Elliot Larsen Civil Rights Act which further prohibits discrimination based upon marital status and age and local ordinances prohibiting discrimination based upon gender preference and public assistance recipient status

 

State of Michigan

Executive Branch

Office of the Governor of the State of Michigan

Lt. Governor of the State of Michigan

Michigan Legislature   

The Michigan Legislature Website

Michigan State Senate

Michigan House of Representatives

search for Public Acts

Judicial Branch

Michigan Courts

Michigan Court Self-Help Center

 

United States Senate

U.S. Senator Carl Levin

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow

 

United States House of Representatives

Congressman David Camp

Congressman Frederick S. Upton

Congressman Bill Huizenga

Congressman Justin Amash

 

FirstGov Website of the Federal Government

 

United States Postal Service

 

FedWorld

The FedWorld.gov website is a gateway to government information, and serves as the online locator service for a comprehensive inventory of information disseminated by the Federal Government. This site is managed by the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) as part of its information management mandate.

 

U.S. Government Printing Office

The U.S. Government Printing Office disseminates official information from all three branches of the Federal Government.  Their website includes a comprehensive A-to-Z list of official Federal resources and access to the Congressional Record, the Federal Register, and other GAO services.  They also have a "Ben's (as in Ben Franklin) Guide to U.S. Government" for kids.

 

The White House

 

Michigan eLibrary

 

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress.  It is also the largest library in the world, with more than 130 million items on approximately 530 miles of bookshelves.  The collections include more than 29 million books and other printed materials, 2.7 million recordings, 12 million photographs, 4.8 million maps, and 58 million manuscripts.  The Library's mission is to make its resources available and useful to the Congress and the American people and to sustain and preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for future generations.

 

U.S. Department of Agriculture

U.S.D.A. Rural Information Center

The Rural Information Center (RIC) provides information and referral services to local, tribal, state, and federal government officials; community organizations; rural electric and telephone cooperatives; libraries; businesses; and, citizens working to maintain the vitality of America's rural areas.  The RIC website contains over 3,000 links to current and reliable information on a wide variety of rural resources and funding sources, including RIC's Database "Federal Funding Sources for Rural Areas Database".

 

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

They also have a site, Ready.gov, to provide information to citizens about how they can become more prepared for a national emergency (including a possible terrorist attack).